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Superman invulnerable to latest effort of creator to terminate his copyright transfer
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • October 24 2012

It oftentimes comes like a bolt out of the sky to the great surprise and dismay of most mortals, but Copyright ownership agreements can be completely terminated by the author (or heirs) decades after that earlier irrevocable assignment of “all right, title and interest of copyright, now or hereafter held”!

Caveat for copyright holders: don’t sit on your claims
  • Fredrikson & Byron PA
  • USA
  • October 24 2012

Copyright owners face many challenges in this digital age, not the least of which is the ease with which creative works like music and movies are illegally distributed over the internet

Embedded liability? Site owners may not be liable for user links to infringing content
  • Haynes and Boone LLP
  • USA
  • October 4 2012

Last month, artist Christopher Boffoli filed suit against Twitter for contributory copyright infringement, alleging it failed to take down unauthorized copies of his images posted on Twitter and to disable tweets linking to or promoting those and other unauthorized copies

Order in the courtand in copyright registrations for unpublished collections
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • September 30 2013

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit vacated and remanded a district court decision that a submission was ineligible for copyright

Further to the “copying from the internet” issue..
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • September 18 2012

In our August 14th blog, we explained why just because you can copy something from the Internet, doesn’t mean you should copy from the Internet

Whoa Nelly: Furtado and Timbaland defeat copyright claim as plaintiff fails to show evidence
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • September 18 2012

In what might have otherwise been a legitimate case of copyright infringement, Kernel Recordsthe plaintiff in Kernel Records Oy v. Timothy Mosley et al., had its case tossed out because of an evidentiary failure

Science publishers voluntarily dismiss part of copyright infringement case against law firm
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • September 20 2012

The companies that claim law firms violate their copyrights in scientific articles when the firms submit copies of the articles with patent applications to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office have sought leave to amend their complaint by withdrawing these claims but will move forward with claims that additional copies the firms make infringe the companies’ copyrights

Hinging on the definition of “orderly”: copyright holder faces losing option to enforce registered work
  • Antonelli Law Ltd
  • USA
  • October 24 2013

The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals recently vacated a judgment against a sculptor in which copyright protection for one of her works was denied based

California Court to consider whether Universal’s “Section 6” screenplay infringes MGM’s James Bond copyrights
  • Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
  • USA
  • May 1 2014

It has been nearly two decades since the District Court for the Central District of California ruled that the James Bond character is protected under

IP industry summary: how the Campus Crusade didn’t steal “Christ in Christmas”
  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • USA
  • November 11 2013

Plaintiff Laloni Christenson claimed that defendants Family Tree Publishing and Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. stole, i.e., infringed her